The young woman senselessly killed at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday has been identified.
Virginia native Heather Heyer, 32, was crossing the street in downtown Charlottesville among a group of counter-protesters when a car came speeding through the crowd, striking Heather and more than a dozen others.
According to the New York Daily News, pedestrians rushed to her aid, trying to revive her, but she could not be saved.
Heyer was reportedly a paralegal at Miller Law Group, and her final Facebook post indicates she was attending the rally as a counter-protester.
“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” she wrote.
A 20-year-old man was arrested not long after the violent crash, which law enforcement officials said in a press conference Saturday was premeditated and intentional.
The New York Times reports that James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio was charged with charged with second-degree murder, failing to stop at the scene of a crash that resulted in a death, and malicious wounding.
A friend of Heather’s has launched a GoFundMe campaign to provide financial support to her family. It has already far exceeded its initial goal.
On the campaign’s page, Heather’s mother is quoted as saying, “She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.”
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